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Black Belt in Love

(Powerhouse M.A. #3)

4.55  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  90 reviews

Kennedy Kramer has lived the dream. It just wasn't her dream. Yearning to build a life of her own, free of her overbearing parents, she opens Zen yoga studio.
To appease her distressed parents and get them off her back, she needs to convince them she’s living the life they want for her.
She somehow finds herself entangled with Dante Craig and Operation: Decoy.

Kindle Edition, 327 pages
Published September 29th 2017
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Missy's Book World
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-romance, mma
5/5 STARS!!!!!!!!
Black Belt in Love is my favorite so far out of the Powerhouse MA series. Dante and Kennedy's banter had me laughing out loud throughout the entire book. Kennedy and Dante also, made a fantastic couple. (I absolutely loved the ending of the book)! I am so excited for the next Powerhouse MA book Sage and Roman!!!
I voluntarily received an ARC from the author for an honest review.
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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This entire series is making me miss when I was in Tae Kwon Do and training for my black belt, I love that this series is different in the sense that yes there are a ton of MMA, football, baseball, hockey, etc. romances but very few martial arts ones. Black Belt In Love is the third book and I must say I liked it a lot more than I did the previous book. Winter Travers has truly made me a fan with this series,
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

The third book in this series, and it did not disappoint. It was freaking funny!

Kennedy Kramer is a rich girl, but she has cut herself off from her parents to open her own yoga studio, Zen! But she still goes to dinner with her parents where her mother finds fault with everything she does/have. So her friend Karlton decides to help her, by getting her decoy. Someone that will go with her to dinner with her parents and to make her mother think she has a
Ana Rita
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let's just start a new series from a new author and be wild about it.
I know that I will increase my TBR super fast but I just keep wanting more and more each day.
Winter Travers is a new author to me and let's just say that I'm addicted...
Black Belt in Love in the third boom from the Powerhouse series and tells the stories of Kennedy and Dante.
Kennedy decided to pursue her dream and open a Zen Yoga studio and with that set herself free from her overbearing parents. When her mom tells her that
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Melanie
(4.5 stars)

Kennedy, the 25 year old owner of Zen, the yoga studio in the same complex as Powerhouse M.A. has a dilemma. She is fiercely independent and doesn’t want a man to “keep her”. Unfortunately her rich, snooty mom wants exactly that for her and keeps trying to match her off to her father’s rich, middle aged associates. When Kennedy’s mom tells her she’s hosting yet another party and intends to introduce her to yet another 60 year old rich guy, Karlton; the gay guy who
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Black Belt In Love and this is my voluntary and honest review. Who would have thought out of all the Karate Hotties that the silver fox would be the one to get us all hot and sweaty and teach us a thing or two about love. Dante Craig is the bomb and this man knows how to pack a punch in more than one way. His and Kennedy's story doesn't start off in the conventional way and he is basically going to be a decoy to appease her mother but what happens when the decoy becomes more ...more
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was one of those stories for me where I loved the guy, but wasn't crazy about the girl. Kennedy had been my favorite girl since the series started, and I just couldn't wait to read her story. Unfortunately, I was not able to understand her at all. However, she did redeem herself toward the end, which made her a lot more likable. I loved Dante from start to finish even though he hadn't necessarily made an impression on me in the previous books, and, to be honest, I couldn't even remember ...more
Gangster Librarian
Another amazing read from Winter Travers, she writes the realist , down to earth, love stories. You can relate to them and this one is no different. Kennedy and Dante are just the best, they play off each other so well. Dante is the sexy , silver fox that every woman dreams about. Kennedy is what us girls want to be when we think of becoming adult, self made. Together this story had me laughing, tearing up, setting my kindle down and walking off only to come back in sec to finish. Congrats ...more
Nicole Smith
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports-romance
4. 5 Stars
I love this series and this might be my favorite so far. I just loved Dante. He's one hunky silver fox. Kennedy and Dante had such great chemistry. I couldn't have asked for anyone more prefect for Kennedy. I loved how he weaves his way into her heart, but Dante is keeping a secret from her that could cost him everything. I laughed a lot while reading this. The humor was awesome and so fitting for the characters. Things between Kennedy and her mom ended up going quite unexpectedly, but
Renee Entress
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, grief, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading them first:
Dropkick My Heart (Powerhouse M.A. #1)
Love on the Mat (Powerhouse M.A. #2)

This is Kennedy and Dante’s story. Kennedy is living a dream life but when it is not your dream is it really a dream life? When she tries to get out from under her overbearing parents and build a Zen studio is didn’t know that he was going to have help. For them
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

Winter Travers is pretty freaking good and this series is fantastic. Sexy. Sweet. Fun. The Powerhouse M.A. series is an addicting little morsel that gets a little bit better with each new book. Packed with heart, heat, and undeniable chemistry, Travers takes readers on a journey that will have you giggling, smiling, and swooning a lot.

Black Belt in Love is the third, latest standalone novel in this series and our silver fox is here! Kennedy and Dante were such a pleasure to read and
Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports, 2017
This is book 3 in an amazing series by Winter Traves. This is the one we have been wanting to see what would happen to Dante. Winter will make you laugh, get frustrated and maybe get a bit angry but it's all a great time reading her books and this book will not disappoint.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kennedy Kramer has some wonderful but kooky friends. And what does one of them come up with when it comes to dealing with her mother? A date decoy. She needs someone that she can bring to her mother so that the woman will stop trying to control her life. She loves her parents, but her mother doesn’t like her Zen yoga studio and keeps trying to turn Kennedy is the socialite pariah that she doesn’t want to be. She has lived the luxurious life before, and that wasn’t what she wanted. But the person ...more
Brandy Roberts
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Winter Travers is one of my top must read authors everything she writes just draws you in , I'v been waiting for Dantes story since the first book in the Powerhouse MA series ( side note even if Black belt in love can be read as a standalone I highly suggest that you read Dropkick my heart and love on the mat before ) . Dante and Kennedy are just perfect for one another there both hilarious , love food , have their own little quirks that make them them , and the sex scenes are sooo hot witch ...more
Cee Cee Houston
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The 3rd book in the Powerhouse series bring the focus onto Dante and Kennedy, the owner of Zen. Dante is the oldest of the Powerhouse guys, and has watched both Kellan and then Tate fall under the spell of love and happy ever after. He’s not so sure it’s for him, until a favor for Kennedy turns into more than he bargained for.
Kennedy was struggling with a problem, thanks to her overbearing mom who’s not happy with her daughter’s recent lifestyle. She thinks Kennedy should return to the fold, i.e
Busy Bumble Bee Book Reviews
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
So I have to admit I have gone back and forth in this series. I didn't really enjoy the first book, than I liked the second book a bit more than the first. I could only hope that it would go up from there. So I was once again a bit weary going into this book. But I will admit that Dante has been one of my favorite character's in this series and I really wanted to read his book.

As I just mentioned Dante has been my favorite character in this series. I thought he is sweet, kind, caring,
Sara Blansette
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Michele McMullen
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 round kick stars .
I have been in love with this series since book one. Really who doesn't love sexy brooding men that have rock hard bodies from working out all day ?? They are strong but sensitive at the same time and those dry sense of humors are so refreshing !
Dante ..he is a bit older than the rest of the crowd. We soon come to find out he has a great head for business and is know to always gets what he wants on his own terms.
Kennedy she is strong, driven and very independent . She
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kennedy Kramer is a rich girl who has been doing what her too controlling parents want her to do, but she's finally decided to build the life that she wants to live. So she opens her own Zen Yoga Studio, while trying to get her parents to understand that she's living the life that makes her happy. However, her mother is still tearing everything apart, so her friend, Karlton, comes up with the idea of a decoy man to get her mother off of her back. Dante Craig is happy with his life, he has a job ...more
Mary  Meredith
Sep 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dante is the silver fox of Powerhouse. As the oldest in the bunch, he sometimes comes off as the "father" figure of the group but also the one that gets picked on about his age. I like Dante's personality and how he takes so much of it in stride. There were some definitely moments where I was worried for Dante, thinking he might not get the ending I wanted him to have. He had a lot behind him as a character and I enjoyed exploring the depth created for him.
Kennedy is the yoga owner who is quiet.
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
This series just keeps getting better and better!! I have loved all the books so far and had high expectations with this one and I was not disappointed in the least. This couple was perfect for each other and their funny interactions just made the book that much better. The story line was on point and I was eager to see if Dante can sway Kennedy into something real and not fake. My emotions took some crazy twists and turns while reading this book. There is nothing better than an author that can ...more
I Dont Get Sundays
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
This series gets better with every book. We have met these characters, we know these characters, and Winter did not disappoint with their story. Kennedy is running her yoga shop, doing the complete opposite of what her mother wants for her. She is independent, taking care of herself and her business. She is friends with the other female characters we met in the first two books. She knows of the Powerhouse Ninjas but she isn’t very familiar with them.
Dante is the oldest ninja of Powerhouse. Our
Nannette Mertz
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Dante has been one of my favorite characters since the start of this series. I was happy to see him get his HEA. Kennedy has "baggage" in which she sees the world through jaded eyes growing up the way she did. I liked how Dante set Kennedy's world rocking and showing her that he was down to earth and a blast to be around, even though he was a Silver Fox.

Kennedy's relationship with her Mother shaped how Kennedy viewed the world. All her Mother
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Black Belt in Love is the third book in the Powerhouse MMA Series.
Every book in this series can easily be read as a standalone. I recommend to read the books in order. Book one, Dropkick my Heart is Kellan and Mollys story. Book two, Love on the Mat is Tate and Hadleys story. Black Belt in Love is Dante and Kennedys story.

Kennedy Kramer is instructor and the owner of the Yoga studio near Powerhouse MMA studio. To placate her more than rude overbearing mother she wants a fake boyfriend. And whos
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Ms. Travers!!! She is such a brilliant writer. This is the story about going from decoy to falling in love.

Kennedy is living the dream, well her dream anyway. She is the owner of a yoga studio who has given up on trying to please her parents. They live in a mansion and want everyone to know how wealthy they are. Kennedy lives in an apartment, complete opposite of how she grew up. Her mother just wants her to marry a wealthy man and be taken care of. She sets her up with her
Books 2 Blog
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another hilarious hit in the Powerhouse MA series. Dante and Kennedy’s story was fantastic, they had me laughing so much that my kids thought I was crazy! Right through the series I’ve loved Dante…it probably helps that he’s the Silver Fox of the group. I loved his personality and determination, oh and his love of cookies. Kennedy was a fun character; I loved her passion to succeed and could understand her perception of rich people given her upbringing. Karlton, well what can you say about this ...more
Naturalbri (Bri Wignall)
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, Travers has written a brilliant read! I was so immersed in this read that I often found myself up until the wee hours of the morning, determined to see what happened next.

I loved getting to know more about the main character, his history and what he had in store for his future. It created a lovely depth, and really built on the character, for the series. I also felt he had many brilliant secondary characters backing him, which made the book very realistic and enjoyable to read.

LaVida Brisco - One Last Page Book Blog
Silver Fox

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review***

I truly love this series and each book just keeps getting better and better. It's now Dante's turn he's the older gentleman of the group of friends who opened up Powerhouse M.A.. Kennedy has always wanted to own her business so she opened up a yoga studio, but it was never enough for her mother who was constantly trying to fix her up with her father's stodgy friends so she would have someone to always take care of her. Enter her best
Tracie Simister
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I gave this Book a rating of 5 ’s
Title: Black Belt in Love
Series: Powerhouse MA Book 3
Genre: Sports Romance, Martial Arts romance
Author: Winter Travers and Jennifer Severino
Format: Kindle eBook
Published on: Sep 29, 2017

I voluntarily received a Courtesy Copy of this book from Enticing Journey and am choosing to leave a review.
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Kathryn Linke
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Winter Travers has a way with words. Each time I pick up one of her books, I know I will end up having a good laugh. Black Belt in Love, is no exception, the third title in the Power House MA series, although it can be read as a standalone.

This is a fun, sweet and engaging read.

Dante is a silver fox he's also enigmatic, private, sexy, sweet, kind and fun. Kennedy is stubbornly independent and jaded by her upbringing. She's reluctant to commit to any man, so Dante has his work cut out
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Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin. After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and to the place they now call home.
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